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Continued: Vikings notes: Cole's solid play keeps Henderson a spectator

  • Article by: MASTER TESFATSION , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 2, 2013 - 8:17 PM

“Sometimes our tight ends are involved, sometimes our running back, sometimes our quarterback holding the ball too long and not stepping in the right direction,” Frazier said. “So there are some things that we’ve got to get corrected, because 11 sacks in two ballgames, that’s a lot.”

Penalty approved

Frazier said he has replayed Blair Walsh’s game-winning 34-yard field with 1:43 left in overtime in his mind, but not a previous 39-yard kick that was nullified because of a penalty.

Tight end Rhett Ellison was called for a facemask penalty with 8:04 left in overtime that wiped out Walsh’s kick on third down. After the smoke cleared from the celebratory fireworks and the flag runners sprinted off the field, Walsh missed a 57-yard field goal attempt two plays later.

“It was a good call,” Frazier said. “[Ellison] held on to the facemask. Maybe if he lets it go, they might not call it. But he held on to that facemask too long.”

Playing more

Cordarrelle Patterson played a season-high 48 snaps and displayed the same versatility for which he was known at Tennessee. He became the first Vikings rookie to score a touchdown in three different ways (rushing, receiving and kickoff return) after a 33-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

Patterson has more than 40 snaps in three consecutive games (all starts) after beginning the season in a limited offensive role behind wide receiver Jerome Simpson.

“The fact that we’ve built a foundation a while back in the OTAs and training camp early in the season getting him up to speed on the NFL game and the coverages and what we try to do from week to week game-plan-wise,” Frazier said. “And now to see the fruit of our labor beginning to show up, it’s great.”

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